Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on Mockingbird and will start construction of the project this month. Completion of the project is expected in 2024.
“Adding almost half a gigawatt to our portfolio, the decision to build Mockingbird represents an important milestone for our onshore business and for our expansion in solar PV,” said David Hardy, CEO of region Americas at Ørsted. “We look forward to building Mockingbird and for this project to start producing clean energy at a large scale. Mockingbird will achieve this while doing so in a way that prioritizes conservation and our deep commitment to the communities we serve.”
Almost 1,000 acres of land adjacent to Mockingbird Solar Center will be donated to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to protect native prairie in northeast Texas. Less than 1 percent of the original tallgrass prairies of Texas survive today, and less than 5 percent remain in the United States. The Ørsted-TNC conservation effort will